Preparing for the inevitable

January 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/11/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 1, p30
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the concept of having a planned death. According to Dr. Daren Heyland, a professor at the Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, having an unplanned death is a poor quality of death. Patty Randal said that care continuum in Canada is often misunderstood because Canadians believe that the health care system will take care of them in their care years. Randal adds that education about end-of-life care is important.


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